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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
additional loopholes for folks with tax codes. so it's really very difficult when you have a president on one side of these issues and a congress that is just reluctant to do anything to ensure equality for all. >> and jared, angela mentioned things again, the key stone pipeline, prescriptions you hear from the right that really don't seem to comport to what the president is saying but really what the american people are saying. you are starting really see a consensus among a lot of people that the idea of raising the minimum wage is a good idea. that we're not a makers/takers economy. that people aren't excited about the idea of low wages and people having to work on every holiday. and of management making 200 times what their workers are making or ceos making 200 times -- >> 273, i think it was. >> 273. so why do you suppose that this sort of consensus on one side has not -- has not affected republican thinking? >> well, i think it's pretty simple. i think that in terms of economic policy, republicans have been stuck ever since the days of reagan, if not before, on basically two thin
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
who file their taxes. you know, there are a whole bunch of things where you're providing information to the government. it's protected. it's governed by a whole series of laws. the nsa issue is a broader issue. you're right. young people rightly are sensitive to the needs to preserve their privacy and maintain internet freedom. and, by the way, so am i. that's part of not just our first amendment rights, and expectations in this country, but it's particularly something that young people care about, because they spend so much time texting and, you know, instagraming and -- vining. there's -- something is coming up every single day. so all of us spend more and more of our lives in cyberspace. now, the challenge is, first of all, we do have people trying to hurt us. and they communicate through these same systems. and if we're going to do a good job preventing terrorist attack in this country, a weapon of mass destruction, getting on to the new york subway system, et cetera, we do want to keep eyes on some bad actors. the second thing is that the same cyberspace that gives us all this i
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
immigration or fairness in internet sales tax. all of these measures coming over from the senate are literally wilting here, because the committee system on the house side is unwilling to take these measures up. so i think he is looking through a different lens. >> well, your colleagues on the other side of the aisle actually do have an idea that they want to put forward. and it would ease sequestration, a couple measure of the republican house caucus would like to ease sequestration by cutting social security. is that the kind of seriousness that americans are looking for out of congress, or in a way, should americans be kind of glad they're not getting a lot done because that's the kind of thing they want to do? >> well, good point. but that is -- in my view, dead on arrival, both among democrats and in the senate. to somehow say we want to ease sequestration so we can line the pockets of defense contractors and by the way we're going to do it on the backs of senior citizens in this country, is just an anathema, to me and most people in this country, generally, and certainly the de
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